Sperm's anti-germ 'shield' causes problems with fertility

August 14, 2014 1:09 PM

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Sperm's anti-germ 'shield' causes problems with fertility

(HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs.

While it's too early to know if the research will lead to any new treatments, one infertility expert said that any treatment would most likely be applied only to sperm used in the process of in-vitro fertilization.

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